Hello Friends and readers,
Wow, can’t believe that we are in February already. Gosh, where has all the time gone in January. I just feel that time has gone by fast when you are busy crafting.
One of my goals this year is joining in the Needle Quest over at Sew in Love. For the Month of January, we will be focusing on Needle Painting. There are many technical terms to Needle Painting if you look up on the internet. It will fall under Silk-Shading, Thread Painting, Long and Short Stitching, etc. I must say is my first attempt in such a highly skilled embroidery. So bear with me if my skills are not to standard.
I’ll take this opportunity to show you what I’ve complete for the January Needle Quest. I must say, I had a fun time switching between colors. The pattern I’ve used is this UFO sitting in the basket since 2012. Yup, it had been that long ago LOL. The design comprises of an oak leave with a little acorn.
The oak leaves are in the blend of various shade of brown, red and orange. Is symbolizing the changing colors of autumn. The colors of Brown use are DMC 300, 301, 400 and 918. The red and orange shares are DMC 817, 900 and 740 respectively. Which are all very autumn shades actually.
The cap of acorn uses many french knots, which I’ve used a blend of DMC 844 with a strand of DMC 301. So there’s some mixture of grey and brown too.
And Viola, after many hours of stitching, I’ve finally complete it. I’m so happy that this has been lifted out from the UFO box. Yay!
I wish you a happy and crafty weekend.